"If you noticed further, of all the free agents that the Grizzlies were rumored to be interested in, none of them were Black. In a league where Black superstars abound, the odds of that being coincidental seem really slim. One wonders if the Grizzlies' new ownership and marketing staff are following the old St. Louis Hawks' theory about not alienating the white fans by putting too many Blacks on the court. Of course that kind of nonsense was a major factor in the Hawks moving to Atlanta. I'm still convinced that the new owners are wanting to alienate the franchise from its hometown fans while looking for an exit strategy. Unloading Zbo will help them disgust Memphis further, keep people out of the seats and help them justify their desire to move to another city. Eventually, they will likely find an investor willing to help them pay the penalty and move to Seattle, St. Louis or Nashville."
This makes perfect sense. Good jorb.
I'M CALLING DIBBS ON MIKE MILLER IF/WHEN HE GETS AMNESTIED BY MIA Y'ALL.
(Sorry for the all-caps BUT HE STILL HAS A HOUSE IN MEMPHIS).
VET MINIMUM Y'ALL.
DOLLA DOLLA BILL Y'ALL.
Iggy: Financial reasons are the basis for any major decision by any business. Grizz FO do not want to invest 10-16million dollars in Hollins who they don't they like for the job for all the reasons that you list.
They may like Joerger better for all the same reasons they dislike Hollins but the fact is that they won't need invest nearly as much into hiring him.
My point with mentioning Shaw is that this financial reasoning is very common in the NBA. Loyalty to coaches is not a factor. It is the reason why Karl left the Nuggets - FO there wasn't willing to invest in him long term.
There is a reason why Brian Shaw is the top candidate for the Nets, Clippers and Nuggets jobs over Hollins, Karl, Gentry and Scott. And it's not because he is a better coach or has a better track record.
Shaw is currently an assistant coach so any contract he gets as head coach will be easily digestible by those teams, whereas the other veteran coaches will demand much more lucrative contracts.
Joerger will be the coach of the Grizz next season.
This makes no sense to me at all.
Guess it's time drink some whisky, sit back and enjoy the coaching carousel ride.
I guess it is a subtle point but I would say the coach should ALWAYS have the final decision about who he is going to play and when he is going to play them. And I can't see how it would be possible for someone in the FO to dictate who should play in the middle of a game.
My point is that the FO wants to have some input on that decision making outside the context of a single game. "Our research shows that these lineups seem to perform better against these defenses, what do you think?" That way there is a dialogue between FO and coach about what the analytics show. Hollins has said, in his public statements, that he has no interest in that kind of input or the dialogue in general - he coaches 'by feel'. That's what the FO doesn't like.
As a side note, I have read multiple articles that say that Joerger is interested in what the analytics show.
Yeah I agree that the criticism of Hollins' development of Davis and Wroten has been unfair. People seem to forget that it took Pop 3 years to get Splitter to the point where he could defend as well as he does. Splitter didn't play much against Grizz in 2011 because Pop didn't trust him!
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